Sunday, September 04, 2011

In My Mailbox #27

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where you can talk about the books you bought or received this week.


Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry #2) by Simone Elkeles
(Amazon / Goodreads)

When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

I loved Perfect Chemistry (review), and I'm excited to read the companion novel, even though I'm not sure whether I'm going to enjoy it, since it sounds like it's basically the same sory as in Perfect Chemistry...


This week I joined NetGalley. I was reluctant to because I thought I'd hate reading a whole book on the computer, but it's totally fine. I'm loving NetGalley, and I might have overdone it a little...

You Are My Only by Beth Kephart
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Emmy Rane is married at nineteen , a mother by twenty. Trapped in a life with a husband she no longer loves, Baby is her only joy. Then one sunny day in September, Emmy takes a few fateful steps away from her baby and returns to find her missing. All that is left behind is a yellow sock. Fourteen years later, Sophie, a homeschooled, reclusive teenage girl is forced to move frequently and abruptly from place to place, perpetually running from what her mother calls the “No Good.” One afternoon, Sophie breaks the rules, ventures out, and meets Joey and his two aunts. It is this loving family that opens Sophie’s eyes, giving her the courage to look into her past. What she discovers changes her world forever…

The cover is beautiful, and it sounds intriguing!

Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you'll find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really lucky, that place has a drum set, a place to practice, and a place to sleep. For Kid, the streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, are that place. Over the course of two scorching summers, Kid falls hopelessly in love and then loses nearly everything and everyone worth caring about. But as summer draws to a close, Kid finally finds someone who can last beyond the sunset.

I've heard great things about Steve Brezenoff, and Brooklyn, Burning sounds like a great, original read!

Saving June by Hannah Harrington
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one, so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.
When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going: California.
Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.
Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down again.

This one has been on my wishlist for ages - it sounds right up my alley.

Calli by Jessica Lee Anderson
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Fifteen-year-old Calli has just about everything she could want in life—two loving moms, a good-looking boyfriend, and a best friend who has always been there for support. An only child, Calli is excited when her parents announce that they want to be foster parents. Unfortunately, being a foster sister to Cherish is not at all what Calli expected. First Cherish steals Calli’s boyfriend, then begins to pit Calli’s moms against one another, and she even steals Calli’s iPod. Tired of being pushed around and determined to get even, Calli steals one of Cherish’s necklaces. But this plan for revenge goes horribly awry, and Cherish ends up in juvenile detention. Isolating herself from her moms, her boyfriend, and even her best friend, Calli wrestles with her guilt and tries to figure out a way to undo the damage she’s caused. When her moms are asked to take on another foster child, Calli sees an opportunity to make amends for her past mistakes.

Calli sounds interesting, even though I'm not that big a fan of the cover. I'm taking part in the blog tour for Calli, and Jessica Lee Anderson stopped by for a This or That interview earlier this week. You can read it here.

There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones
(Amazon / Goodreads)

When Finley travels to Ireland as a foreign exchange student, she hopes to create a new identity and get some answers from the God who took her brother away and seems to have left her high and dry. But from the moment she boards the plane and sits by Beckett Rush, teen star of the hottest vampire flicks, nothing goes according to Finley's plan. When she gets too close to Beckett, a classmate goes on a mission to make sure Finley packs her bags, departs Ireland-and leaves Beckett alone. Finley feels the pressure all around. As things start to fall apart, she begins to rely on a not-so-healthy method of taking control of her life. Finley tries to balance it all-disasters on the set of Beckett's new movie, the demands of school, and her growing romance with one actor who is not what he seems. Yet Finley is also not who she portrays to Beckett and her friends. For the first time in her life, Finley must get honest with herself to get right with God.

The cover is adorable, and the story sounds cute too!

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. What a great selection of books! Looks like you better get to reading ;)

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too?

  2. Hahaha, I always overdo it with NetGalley requests! I'm so in the hole for reviews-I feel bad! Nice lot this week though! :D
    Check out my IMM...


  3. Just read Saving June this week. It's fantastic!

  4. I loved Perfect Chemistry as well, and while I enjoyed Rules of Attraction I did find it a bit too similar to PC. The storyline is pretty much the same, except not as good. Does that make sense? Haha.

    Books of Amber

  5. Great books! Saving June sounds amazing, so does Rules of Attraction. Happy reading! :)

  6. We're almost like twins, seriously. We have the same taste. Or very very close. I want to read many of the books in your IMM, but I don't want to read them on my computer. Rules of Attraction is of course, awesome.

    Have you heard of Graffiti Moon? Sounds awesome and is also on NetGalley.

    Thanks for commenting on me bloggie.

    - Mary [Anxirium]

  7. Wow, I just love your pile this week! Brooklin Burning, Saving June and there you'll find me... I think I'll add them to my TBR list!

    Here's mine, if you want to take a look! (Much shorter, but oh well...):


  8. There You'll Find Me sounds light hearted and humorous! :)

    I love Simone Elkeles, her books are so much fun.

    I'm a new follower. Have a great week! Enjoy these.

  9. Great haul!

    Also check out my mailbox.

    Don't forget to check out my current giveaways also! There are 5 going on now.

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  10. You Are My Only looks like it would be right up my street - brilliant!! I hope you enjoy your reading!

    Check out my IMM here -

    Emma @

  11. Wow. I just added three of these books to my TBR list and am most excited about You Are My Only. Looks heartbreaking. Also like There You'll Find Me, which I've never heard of, but Ireland is my one vacation spot I'd go to in all the world. And meeting a guy on a plane sounds romantic to me for some reason.

    I enjoyed your post!
    Here's mine:

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)

  12. Great books, I don't have any of them yet.

    Be sure to stop by and enter my 500 follower giveaway! :)

    My IMM- Book Briefs


  13. SAVING JUNE is an awesome read!! Enjoy:)


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